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The Bronze Buckaroo
(1939) 58 min.

Herb Jeffrey sings and shoots in a black cast western. With “Bubbling Over” musical short.

The Devil’s Daughter
(1939) 59 min.

Sylvia Walton returns from Harlem to take over a Jamaican plantation from her vindictive half-sister, amid the growing sound of drums.

Stars

Nina Mae McKinney

Jack Carter

Ida James

The Duke Is Tops (aka Bronze Venus)
(1938) 63 min.

Lena Horne plays a night club singer who gets a chance at Broadway. One of our Special Programs with "Little Black Sambo" cartoon, Fats Waller Soundie and Ethel Waters in "Bubbling Over."

Boarding House Blues
(1948) 86 min.

Moms Mabley and Dusty Fletcher. Tenants of a Harlem boarding house put on a show to save their home.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

1971 1h 37m

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

Stars

Melvin Van Peebles

Hubert Scales

John Dullaghan

 

Vintage Black Film